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Jennifer Flaxman

ADL - Global

"Looking for new ways to help save our planet!"

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 958 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    72
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    2,590
    minutes
    not spent in front of a screen
  • up to
    580
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • up to
    2,590
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    648
    minutes
    spent learning

Jennifer's Actions

Climate & Ecosystems

Investigate solar power

I have long been interested in reducing my reliance on oil and gas.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health & Equity

Spend Time Outside

SDG #3 Health & Well-Being

I will replace 45 minute(s) per day typically spent inside (computer time, watching television, etc.) with quality time outside exercising, enjoying the sunrise/sunset, gardening, journaling, or practicing gratitude for nature.

COMPLETED 29
DAILY ACTIONS

Climate & Ecosystems

Calculate Your Carbon Impact

SDG #13 Climate

I will calculate the carbon emissions associated with my household and consider how lifestyle changes could reduce the carbon footprint and impacts on the environment.

Completed
One-Time Action

Economy & Communities

Mend Clothing

SDG #9 Industry & Infrastructure

I will mend a piece of clothing for myself, family or friends.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health & Equity

Practice Mindfulness

SDG #3 Health & Well-Being

I will spend 15 minutes each day practicing mindfulness.

COMPLETED 29
DAILY ACTIONS

Economy & Communities

Understand Your Climate And Natural Disaster Risks

SDG #9 Industry & Infrastructure

I will spend 30 minutes learning about the climate and natural disaster risks in my area.

Completed
One-Time Action

Basic Needs & Security

Get To Know Your Watershed

SDG #6 Water & Sanitation

I will spend 30 minutes learning about my watershed and the particular water issues my region faces.

Completed
One-Time Action

Climate & Ecosystems

Ecological & Xeriscape Gardening

SDG #14 & 15

I will do one or more of the following actions in my yard, or volunteer in my community: plant indigenous plants, landscape with water-efficient plants, add mulching, replace a lawn, and/or use eco-friendly fertilizers.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health & Equity

Learn About Equitable Food Access

SDG #10 Reduced Inequalities

I will spend 20 minutes learning about equitable food access and how I can advocate for healthy and fresh food in my region.

Completed
One-Time Action

Basic Needs & Security

Reduce Animal Product Consumption

SDG #2 Zero Hunger

I will enjoy 2 meatless meal(s) and/or 1 vegan meal(s) each day this week.

COMPLETED 29
DAILY ACTIONS

Basic Needs & Security

Take 5-Minute Or Less Showers

SDG #6 Water & Sanitation

I will save up to 6 gallons (23 L) of water each day by taking 5-minute showers. Tip: Use a timer to practice or count to 60 a few times.

COMPLETED 29
DAILY ACTIONS

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  • Reflection Question
    Basic Needs & Security Get To Know Your Watershed
    What watershed do you live in presently? What is something interesting or unique about your watershed?

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    Jennifer Flaxman 4/22/2022 9:26 AM
    My water comes from Sebago Lake, which I lived on for 2 years. It is the deepest lake in Maine (316 feet!), and I can speak to the clarity of the water. It is truly a precious resource.
  • Reflection Question
    Economy & Communities Mend Clothing
    What was it like to mend your clothing? If you are skilled at mending, what tips do you have for others?

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    Jennifer Flaxman 4/18/2022 4:16 PM
    I have a dress that’s needed hemming for years, but I didn’t get around to it until this weekend. Now it’s like I have a new dress to wear!
  • Reflection Question
    Climate & Ecosystems Calculate Your Carbon Impact
    What is one way you will reduce your carbon foorprint? What is a practice you already have that helps you reduce your carbon footprint?

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    Jennifer Flaxman 4/18/2022 4:14 PM
    We met with a solar company last week and are hoping to add solar panels to our home. It’s something I’ve wanted to do since we bought our house on a hill that gets sun all day long!
  • Reflection Question
    Health & Equity Practice Mindfulness
    What was it like to practice mindfulness? If this is a practice for you already, what was something new you understood in practicing during Earth Month?

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    Jennifer Flaxman 4/12/2022 6:47 PM
    We spend so much time being busy. To take a little time out of the day for reflection is a relief and renews my energy.
  • Reflection Question
    Basic Needs & Security Reduce Animal Product Consumption
    What was the tastiest meatless or vegan meal you ever had or had recently? Did you make it? Can you share a recipe?

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    Jennifer Flaxman 4/11/2022 6:43 PM
    I love a quinoa bowl with fresh and roasted veggies, avocado, rice vinegar, hot sauce - using up some leftovers!
  • Reflection Question
    Health & Equity Spend Time Outside
    What are the implications for a culture that spends most of its time inside and on screens?

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    Jennifer Flaxman 4/05/2022 1:24 PM
    Spending time outside resets my attitude every time!